TODAY is C-Day — your last chance to vote in the transport bid and congestion charge referendum.

Bury town hall will be open until 10pm for anyone who has not yet voted to drop their papers off.

Also, arrangements have been put in place with the Royal Mail so that if a ballot paper is mailed before the last post, it will reach the Returning Officer by the 10pm deadline.

There are 15 collection points across Greater Manchester, and voters can use any one of them: for instance, someone who works in Manchester but lives in Bury can take their ballot papers to the delivery point in Manchester town hall.

The vote will be announced tomorrow afternoon at Manchester Central (formerly G-Mex). There will be an overall result, and figures for each of the ten Greater Manchester districts.

l The people who will actually decide whether the Transport Innovation Fund bid goes ahead are the leaders of the ten councils.

They will meet on Friday, December 19 to cast their vote: and the bid needs the support of seven of them to proceed.

Councillors in Bury will meet on Wednesday to decide which way the borough should vote at the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) meeting.

Council leader Bob Bibby told the executive: “I personally believe that how the people of Bury vote should be followed by this council. But whatever the council decides on Wednesday, I will take that vote to AGMA and lodge it.”